For my own benefit (and perhaps yours if you are interested), I'd like to do a quick review of the year in book terms.
I started the year off by reading The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. And just so you know, I do not know that because I remembered, only because goodreads tracks it for me. Anyway, I was excited to find that I started the year off with an excellent classic, a book of sci-fi short stories that were both mesmerizing and haunting. Some were funny, others were disturbing. All were mind-opening.
Some of the books I enjoyed the most included:
Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
The Chosen, by Chaim Potok
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba
The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall
|Brandon Sanderson, author|
I also wanted to note a few of my favorite picture books that the kids and I came across this year. Most of them are our favorites because of great artwork combined with fun and interesting words.
Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
I haven't decided what my reading goals will be this year, so what do you think? What are your reading plans for 2013?
It's been a good year all around and I'm looking forward to many more adventures next year, both in my world, and in the many worlds between many pages. Hopefully I will see you there!